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explorator 24.26 October 17, 2021
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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6 million years bp 'pre-human' footprints identified on Crete:

https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/university/news-and-publications/press-releases/press-releases/article/oldest-footprints-of-pre-humans-identified-in-crete/
https://uni-tuebingen.de/universitaet/aktuelles-und-publikationen/pressemitteilungen/newsfullview-pressemitteilungen/article/aelteste-fussspuren-von-vormenschen-auf-kreta-datiert/
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-oldest-footprints-pre-humans-crete.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/new-dating-study-argues-these-are-the-oldest-hominin-footprints-ever-found
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-98618-0
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/oldest-known-footprints-of-pre-humans-identified-in-crete/141631
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/12/oldest-footprints-of-pre-humans-identified-in-crete/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10047-211012-greece-human-ancestor

The search for a 'lost medieval village' on the estate where Princess Diana grew up revealed a Neanderthal site:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10079743/Did-NEANDERTHALS-live-Princess-Dianas-childhood-estate.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/750/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/750/pub/750/page/25/article/227787
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/uk/300427425/princess-dianas-childhood-home-was-first-occupied-by-cavemen-before-members-of-the-aristocracy

A study reveals a possible Neanderthal hunting tactic:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/neanderthals-hunting-catching-birds
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10081-211013-spain-neanderthal-choughs

This week, the 'Out of Africa' focus seems to be on the importance of the Arabian peninsula in the process (really a DNA thing):

https://www.livescience.com/arabia-human-migration-out-of-africa
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10082-211014-middle-east-populations

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25287-y

... and more on applying AI to 'Out of Africa':

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-artificial-intelligence-narrative-africa.html

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AFRICA
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Feature on Christiansborg Castle (Ghana) and the excavations in the area:

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/448-2111/letter-from/10077-ghana-christiansborg-castle

Feature and book excerpt on the importance of African slaves and other trade items that created the modern world:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/12/africa-slaves-erased-from-history-modern-world

Feature on some of Africa's 'iconic' architecture:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58855205

Review of Howard French, *Born in Blackness*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/books/review/born-in-blackness-howard-french.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Work at a fortress of Rameses III at Tell el-Retaba revealed two more walls:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22761615/slovak-egyptologists-make-an-unexpected-discovery.html

Three large stone ram heads found during excavations near the Avenue of Sphinxes:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/new-stone-ram-heads-discovered-egypts-luxor
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/426726/Antiquities/Ancient-Egypt/In-Photos-Restoration-underway-on-ram-heads-discov.aspx

In case you've ever seen the thing about Ramses II needing a passport:

https://boingboing.net/2021/10/11/ramses-ii-myth-of-the-mummy-who-had-to-get-a-passport.html

Feature on cats in ancient Egyptian culture:

https://mymodernmet.com/cats-in-ancient-egyptian-art/

Feature on the 'cremated mummy' currently buried in Middlebury, Vermont:

https://www.wcax.com/2021/10/15/story-middlebury-mummy/

Brief item (mostly a photo) on the excavation of an ancient watermill in Hamedan (Iran):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465847/Archaeologists-to-unearth-watermill-in-Hamedan

Train station construction in Istanbul is revealing finds from the 5th century BCE to the early Turkish Republic:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/history-being-rewritten-with-archaeological-excavations-at-train-station-in-istanbul/2390473
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/history-being-rewritten-at-train-station-in-istanbul-168597
http://t.m.china.org.cn/convert/c_zSpcw4dC.html

Finds from an even greater expanse of time (8500 years) from a sub-sea tunnel construction effort, also in Istanbul:

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/sub-sea-tunnel-excavations-unearth-8500-year-old-history-of-istanbul-3582190

More on Turkey's UNESCO sites:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkeys-heritages-enjoy-unesco-stamp/2393533

Interesting feature on professional acrobats in various ancient Middle Eastern cultures:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-world-professional-acrobats-flipping-middle.html

Rethinking slavery in the Ancient Near East:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/10/rethinking-slavery

Just a bit early for Halloween comes the story of the 'oldest drawing of a ghost' being found on a 3500 years bp Babylonian tablet in the British Museum:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/oct/16/figures-of-babylon-oldest-drawing-of-a-ghost-found-in-british-museum-vault
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/worlds-oldest-drawing-of-ghost-discovered-on-babylonian-tablet-report-682225

A 1500 years bp winemaking complex from Yavne (is this new?):

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-israeli-archaeologists-ancient-winemaking-complex.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-58876369
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/largest-wine-factory-in-the-world-byzantine-period-unearthed-in-yavne-681639
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-industry-at-central-israel-site-goes-back-thousands-of-years-archaeologists-find-1.10283941
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/314821
https://www.timesofisrael.com/worlds-largest-known-complex-of-byzantine-winepresses-uncovered-in-israel/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/bjkntfzhy
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/archaeologists-discover-worlds-largest-ancient-winery-in-israel
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211011-israeli-archaeologists-uncover-world-s-largest-byzantine-era-winery
https://www.rfi.fr/en/israeli-archaeologists-uncover-world-s-largest-byzantine-era-winery
https://apnews.com/article/science-business-lifestyle-middle-east-israel-f7288bfe3a6029d152e9d3b1e13ba184
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/11/wine-factory-yavne-israel-archeology/
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20211011/news/310119977
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ancient-byzantine-winery-discovered-israel-rcna2892
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/israel-byzantine-wine-factory-scn-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1045048469/massive-byzantine-era-winery-discovered-in-israel
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/archaeologists-uncover-ruins-of-medieval-wine-factory-at-israels-yavne-site/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/13/massive-and-impressive-wine-factory-is-exposed-in-israel/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1500-year-old-winery-found-in-israel-180978848/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10048-211012-israel-byzantine-wine

... with complaints that the media 'erased' any Jewish connection with it:

https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/10/13/media-erase-jewish-connection-to-newly-uncovered-ancient-winery-in-israel/

Khirbet Qeiyafa is being suggested as being part of David's Kingdom of Judah:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/king-davids-judah-found/

Feature on Jerusalem in the Persian Period:

https://bibleinterp.arizona.edu/articles/walls-nehemiah-built-town-jerusalem-persian-period

Feature on Second Temple Judaism and ritual purity:

<a href="https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/clean-or-unclean/

More on 12 0000 years bp evidence of 'complex fishing tools and techniques' from Israel:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211006143423.htm

More on the purported cosmic burst at the purported site of Sodom:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211008160519.htm

Arutz Sheva continues the Palestine v Israel archaeology campaign:

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/315196

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Bronze Age workshop complex from Erimi:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/10/15/bronze-age-workshop-at-erimi-site-held-pivotal-role-in-settlement/

The latest victim of Vesuvius has been excavated in Herculaneum:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/15/sensational-skeleton-buried-in-vesuvius-eruption-found-at-herculaneum
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10096891/Blood-colored-skeleton-fugitive-dies-79AD-Vesuvius-eruption-found.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/newly-found-skeleton-may-bring-fresh-insights-on-vesuvius-eruption/
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-skeleton-find-could-reveal-more-about-vesuvius-eruption-168682
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2021/10/15/sensational-fugitive-skeleton-found-at-herculaneum_851ecd2d-00fe-4803-9263-3daae68ff7aa.html

A head of a Roman-era statue from the sea off Preveza (Greece):

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/14/head-from-roman-period-pulled-up-from-the-sea-off-preveza/
https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2021/10/12/head-statue-roman-times-preveza-greece/

Remains of a Roman-era fortification wall in Seville:

https://bcfocus.com/the-appearance-of-the-roman-wall-solves-the-great-archaeological-mystery-of-seville/
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-14/la-aparicion-de-la-muralla-romana-resuelve-el-gran-misterio-arqueologico-de-sevilla.html

Excavation of the Novae Legion camp in Svishtov (Bulgaria) has revealed Roman 'cookware' in the 'house of the centurion':

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/roman-cookware-discovered-in-the-centurion-house/141669

Feature on the 2021 dig season at Kythnos:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/11/kythnos-2021-the-new-finds/

What they've learned about/from the 7th century BCE Otranto shipwreck (Italian):

https://bari.repubblica.it/cronaca/2021/10/16/news/relitto_otranto_archeologia_subacquea_franceschini-322457255/?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Feature on the excavation of a tomb of a Scythian warrior in Ukraine:

https://www.rferl.org/a/scythian-dig-ukraine-river-guardians-discovery/31507187.html

A study has figured out the source of the marble used to make a statue of Apollo on Delos:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-tucked-away-marble-quarries-source-archaic.html
https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/News/pr/2021/21-60.aspx
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/14/tucked-away-marble-quarries-discovered-as-source-for-archaic-apollo/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10079-211013-greek-archaic-marble

The remains of Caligula's palace on the Esquiline have opened to the public:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/15/bear-teeth-lion-bones-ancient-romes-garden-gods-becomes-italys/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/759/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/759/pub/759/page/44/article/229593

An antiquities dealer is celebrating fifty years in business with an exhibition of Greek black glaze pottery:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/11/it-all-started-with-a-roman-bowl-bought-for-75p-antiquities-dealership-charles-ede-celebrates-50-years-in-business

More on 400 rock-cut tombs dating to 1800 years bp from Blaundus:

https://www.livescience.com/rock-cut-chamber-tombs-turkey
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/turkish-archaeologists-excavate-rock-cut-tombs-in-ancient-city-180978877/

More on the 2000 years bp Roman altar from Canakkale:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/2-000-year-old-altar-found-near-canakkale-in-northwestern-turkey/2387547
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10046-211012-turkey-roman-altar

More on the analysis of the human remains in the 'tomb of Nestor's Cup':

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211006143425.htm
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/11/nestors-cup-with-racy-inscription-buried-with-remains-of-three-people/

More on the restoration of mosaics in Metropolis:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/mosaics-restored-in-ancient-city-of-metropolis-in-turkeys-izmir-/2390098
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mosaics-restored-in-ancient-metropolis-168639

More on the concrete of the tomb of Caecilia Metella:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211008134107.htm

Concerns for a Roman villa site near Piazza Amerina which is in the way of railway construction (Italian):

https://it.notizie.yahoo.com/resti-di-una-villa-romana-125303434.html

Archaeological concerns for plans for a solar farm near Centuripe:

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/sicily-bans-solar-park-archaeologists-fight-environmentalists-2021-10-14/

I think we've mentioned the plans to restore the Temple of Zeus Lepsynos in Euromos (Turkey):

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/temple-of-zeus-to-regain-former-glory-in-southwest-turkey-with-new-columns/2390144
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/temple-of-zeus-to-regain-former-glory-with-new-columns-168610

Another statistics-based study on how only one in four Roman emperors died of natural causes:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-western-roman-emperors-died-natural.html

cf: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.210850

They're apparently searching for a third Riace bronze:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/15/golden-anniversary-for-riace-bronzes-to-be-marked-in-calabrian-town-near-where-they-were-found

An Egyptian official has revived claims that the tomb of Alexander is in Siwa:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/15/egyptian-official-claims-tomb-of-alexander-the-great-in-siwa/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/16/alexander-the-greats-tomb/

Review of Mary Beard, *Twelve Caesars':

https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/books/book-review-twelve-caesars-by-mary-beard-3418981

The Supreme Court cleared Boudica of terrorism charges in a mock trial this week:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/supreme-court-clears-boudica-of-terrorism-in-classic-day-for-justice-ppnb2dkk5

Feature on the bombing of Pompeii during WWII:

https://www.openculture.com/2021/10/the-bombing-of-pompeii-during-world-war-ii.html

Feature on what we've learned from gladiator burials at Ephesus:

https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/turkey-s-gladiator-graves-tell-a-different-story-about-the-ancient-warriors-50717

Feature on a veterans group in New England reading assorted Classical literature in their book club:

https://www.vpr.org/vpr-news/2021-10-13/this-veterans-book-club-finds-resonance-in-war-stories-from-thousands-of-years-ago

Pondering whether all roads did lead to Rome:

https://www.livescience.com/do-roads-lead-to-rome

Feature on Medusa in Roman Britain:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/medusa-edge-empire/

Feature on ancient Roman efforts to find the source of the Nile:

https://afrinik.com/how-ancient-romans-searched-for-the-source-of-nile-and-how-their-expedition-ended/

Feature on the Lotus Eaters:

https://marylandreporter.com/2021/10/13/who-were-the-lotus-eaters/

Feature on Schliemann:

https://www.grunge.com/632736/the-truth-about-the-man-who-discovered-troy/

Feature on Actaeon:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/09/art-trying-times-titians-death-actaeon/

Feature on the 'Spring Fresco' at Santorini:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/10/spring-fresco/

Feature on Aristotle's tomb:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/12/archaeological-mystery-aristotles-tomb/

Feature on Dolichiste:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/the-sunken-city-of-dolichiste/141684

Feature on Pavlopetri:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/14/pavlopetri-worlds-oldest-sunken-city/

Feature on the possible Greek involvement creating the Terracotta Army sculptures:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/13/greeks-build-chinas-terracotta-army/

Latest feature on the decline of Classics:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/classics-empire-terminal-decline

More reaction to the BM's reaction to UNESCO's suggestion regarding the Parthenon Marbles:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2021/10/10/news/greece/we-disagree-with-unescos-decision-the-parthenon-sculptures-were-acquired-legally-uk-government-says/

... and an overviewish thing on the Marbles' current condition:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/11/parthenon-sculptures-from-unesco-to-the-leaking-galleries-of-the-british-museum/

Feature on the Marbles as 'narrative art' (two parts):

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/10/the-parthenon-report-once-upon-a-time-part-1/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/17/the-parthenon-report-once-upon-a-time-part-2/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-101421
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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14 000-11 000 years bp cave art from the Romanelli Cave:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/romanelli-cave-new-paleolithic-cave-art-1234607155/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/palaeolithic-artwork-found-in-romanelli-cave/141652

Fecal analysis study suggests miners were eating cheese and drinking beer in Austria some 2700 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-ancient-poop-people-present-day-austria.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211013114028.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/930931
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/14/sophisticated-ancient-faeces-shows-humans-enjoyed-beer-and-blue-cheese-2700-years-ago
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211013-humans-enjoyed-blue-cheese-and-beer-2-700-years-ago-study
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10088453/Anthropology-Old-faeces-Austrian-shows-people-beer-blue-cheese-2-700-years-ago.html
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/blue-cheese-intl-scli-scn/index.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/2700-year-old-poop-suggests-blue-cheese-beer-combo-has-long-been-human-favorite/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62466
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/human-paleofeces-suggests-prehistoric-salt-miners-drank-beer-and-ate-blue-cheese/141649
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/the-proofs-in-the-poop-austrians-have-loved-beer-blue-cheese-for-2700-years/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/europeans-enjoyed-blue-cheese-and-beer-2700-years-ago-study-finds-180978870/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10083-211014-austria-cheese-beer

cf: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)01271-9

Archaeologists are returning to the Bronze Age Cruguel tumulus in Brittany. which was largely destroyed during WWII:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62471

'High tech archaeological surveys' have revealed potential sites at Burscough Priory:

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/new-findings-former-medieval-monastery-21785867

A metal detectorist find of Bronze Age Axe heads and some medieval hammered coins is leading to talk of a dig in Furness:

https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/19636194.archaeological-dig-works-exciting-discovery-found-metal-detectorist-furness/

A pair of wealthy 1500 years bp burials from Bavaria:

https://www.livescience.com/rich-burials-bavaria-beard-comb

Remains of medieval structures from a site on Llanddwyn Island:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-58925766

More on the 300 years bp 'golden sun bowl' from a site in Austria:

https://www.livescience.com/bronze-age-sun-bowl-austria
https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C89493%2Cun-bowl-lievable-archaeologists-discover-unique-3000-year-old-golden-bowl-sun-motif
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/15/archaeologists-discover-unique-3000-year-old-golden-bowl-with-sun-motif/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10084-211015-austria-gold-bowl

More on that 1300 years bp 'matching ski' find from Norway:

https://www.livescience.com/iron-age-ski-discovered-norway

Concerns for the ruins of St John the Baptist Hospital in High Wycombe:

https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/19648960.upset-grotty-ancient-monument-left-covered-littered-cans/

Feature on finds made in Norfolk and Waveney over the past while:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/archaeological-digs-norfolk-suffolk-historical-discoveries-8401128

Feature on the 'strangeness' of Viking homes:

https://norwaytoday.info/culture/viking-homes-were-stranger-than-fiction-portals-to-the-dead-magical-artifacts-and-slaves/

Feature on Ireland's 'naked sweathouses':

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20211010-the-unearthing-of-irelands-mysterious-naked-sweathouses

Feature (spooky) on Hampton Court Palace:

https://www.insider.com/hampton-court-palace-haunted-ghost-stories-2021-10

Feature on the 1500 years bp 'massacre site' at Sweden's Sandby Borg:

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/10/can-archaeologists-solve-swedens-1500-year-old-murder-mystery

Feature on some recent interpretations of post-Roman Britain:

https://www.medievalists.net/2021/10/recent-interpretations-post-roman-britain/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Four 1900 years bp tombs from Hunan:

http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/1017/c90000-9908023.html
https://www.macaubusiness.com/4-ancient-tombs-unearthed-in-chinas-hunan/

Torrential rains damage 'thousands' of sites in Shaanxi:

https://china-underground.com/2021/10/14/shanxi-rain/

Interesting restoration of a 2800 years bp (very large) chariot from Shaanxi found back in 2014:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3152468/wheels-fit-king-chinese-archaeologists-bring-elaborate-bronze

China is celebrating 100 years of modern archaeology:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-10-17/China-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-modern-archaeology--14qQG5BUtcQ/index.html

... and President Xi is calling for developing archaeology with 'Chinese features':

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202110/17/WS616b9a18a310cdd39bc6f666.html
http://www.ecns.cn/news/2021-10-17/detail-ihasacat0472311.shtml
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2021-10/17/content_77814486.htm
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202110/1236496.shtml
https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-10-17/Xi-extends-congratulations-over-China-s-modern-archaeology-centenary-14qAQyK9gXu/index.html

More on the remains of 4700 years bp wooden structures from Hunan:

https://nenow.in/top-news/4700-year-old-wooden-structure-discovered-in-china.html

Marking the 50th anniversary of the excavation of the tomb of King Muryeong:

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20211013000977

More on the evidence for human sacrifice at the Wolseong Palace:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/wolseong-human-sacrifice-korea

A 4th century sculpture from Nalgonda:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/4th-century-sculpture-found-in-nalgonda/articleshow/86977047.cms

The ASI has commenced digging at Adhichanallur:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/asi-begins-excavation-at-adhichanallur/articleshow/86921739.cms

Assorted Buddhist sites are being connected with the inauguration of a new Kushinagar airport:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/new-kushinagar-airport-is-step-towards-india-firming-its-buddhist-legacy-101634179676541.html

Feature on India's stepwells:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211012-the-ancient-stepwells-helping-to-curb-indias-water-crisis

Feature on mummies in Papua:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-last-papuan-mummies

Feature on the Ayaz-Kala fortress site:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/the-ayaz-kala-fortresses/141619

Feature on the Pacific Matildas project aiming to recognize women pioneers in archaeology in Oceania:

https://toysmatrix.com/invisible-no-more-putting-the-first-women-archaeologists-of-the-pacific-back-on-the-map/

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Australia honoured Glenn Summerhayes:

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/campus/archaeology-professor-honoured-australia

Interesting feature on the 'Black Duck Songline':

https://theconversation.com/singing-up-country-reawakening-the-black-duck-songline-across-300km-in-australias-southeast-167704
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of tobacco use in Utah some 12 300 years b p:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-earliest-evidence-wild-tobacco-americas.html
https://www.livescience.com/earliest-human-tobacco-use-found
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/11/americas/earliest-use-of-tobacco-scn-wellness/index.html
https://www.inverse.com/science/ancient-tobacco-discovery-utah
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/earliest-known-use-of-tobacco-revealed/141644
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-a-12-000-year-old-addiction-archaeologists-identify-earliest-tobacco-use-by-humans-1.10284266
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2293242-ancient-seeds-reveal-we-began-using-tobacco-at-least-12300-years-ago/
https://gizmodo.com/archaeologists-say-theyve-found-the-earliest-evidence-o-1847838322
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02789-9
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans-earliest-evidence-of-tobacco-use-uncovered-in-utah-180978850/

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-021-01202-9

Hundreds of thousands of stakes off the coast or of the Salish Sea have been determined to be very complex fish traps:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20211013-an-underwater-mystery-on-canadas-coast
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10095591/Archaeology-Canadas-underwater-wooden-stakes-mystery-FINALLY-solved.html

Craft brewing in the Pacific Northwest apparently dates back to the 19th century:

https://www.kuow.org/stories/craft-brewing-in-the-pacific-nw-dates-so-far-back-that-archaeologists-are-on-the-case-f1bb
https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/history-and-culture/2021-10-14/craft-brewing-in-the-pacific-nw-dates-so-far-back-that-archaeologists-are-on-the-case

https://www.klcc.org/post/craft-brewing-pacific-nw-dates-so-far-back-archaeologists-are-case

The site of the home of a formerly enslaved person was revealed at the Pensacola Lighthouse site:

https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-florida/pensacola-lighthouse-announces-new-archaeological-discovery/

Overviewish feature on the results of the dig at the 'ghost town' of Terrace, Utah (which was once the home of Chinese rail workers):

https://ksltv.com/474587/archaeologists-uncover-150-year-old-rail-town-in-utah/?

Using GPR to try to locate a lost cemetery of a 'ghost town' near Homer, Nebraska:

https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/a1/archaeologists-use-high-tech-to-search-for-lost-cemetery-in-dakota-county-ghost-town/article_93efb504-a572-53f0-aaed-a88b6b764a13.html

A study suggests a 'popular theory' about Native American origins in Japan has been 'debunked':

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-popular-theory-native-american-debunked.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211013081606.htm
https://www.livescience.com/native-american-origin-theory-debunked
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/10/13/native-americans-descended-siberia-not-japan/2631634044067/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-research-dispels-theory-that-native-americans-came-from-japan-180978880/

cf: https://phys.org/news/2021-10-popular-theory-native-american-debunked.html

New Mexico wants to make archaeological surveys mandatory:

https://www.abqjournal.com/2438086/state-land-office-may-require-archaeological-surveys.html

More on the remains of that Black Church at Colonial Williamsburg:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-remnants-black-church-uncovered-colonial.html
http://richmondfreepress.com/news/2021/oct/14/archaeologists-uncover-remnants-one-nations-first-/
https://www.christianpost.com/news/remains-of-1-of-americas-first-black-churches-discovered.html

More on the study of 'dark-zone' cave art in various states:

https://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/20/us/tennessee-cave-art/index.html
https://theconversation.com/ancient-americans-made-art-deep-within-the-dark-zones-of-caves-throughout-the-southeast-158497
https://news.utk.edu/2021/10/01/ancient-american-art-deep-within-caves-in-the-southeast/

A profile of City of Boston archaeologist Joe Bagley:

https://www.archaeological.org/archaeologists-you-should-know-bagley/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A genetic study of the Tiwanaku people suggests the groups was more genetically homogeneous than previously thought:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/genetic-study-reveals-new-insights-into-the-pre-inca-tiwanaku-civilisation/141628

Feature on a tablet covered with Easter Island glyphs revealed by a 3d model:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/13/easter-island-glyphs-on-boomerang-shaped-wood/

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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Interesting feature on trying to identify an enslaved black child portrayed in an 18th century portrait:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/06/yale-center-for-british-art-tries-to-identify-enslaved-black-child-in-18th-century-portrait-of-an-early-university-benefactor
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ycba-research-yale-portrait-tan/index.html

The BBC apparently described Alfred Dreyfus as a 'notorious Jewish spy':

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/bbc-describes-alfred-dreyfus-as-notorious-jewish-spy-681601

Feature on women's role in medieval health care:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/palaeolithic-artwork-found-in-romanelli-cave/141652

Feature on the first art:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1FQVDL7tz1fs5KCBGT1nmmL/the-first-art-what-ancient-objects-reveal-about-humankind

Possible confirmation of the identity of a relic skull as Santiago el Mayor:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-15/un-analisis-forense-abre-la-hipotesis-de-que-los-huesos-del-apostol-santiago-esten-confundidos.html

Feature on Black footballer Andrew Watson:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58841184

Feature on alchemist Nicolas Flamel:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09ykqlg/the-alchemist-believed-to-have-found-the-key-to-immortality

... and also one on John Dee and his son:

https://theconversation.com/deciphering-the-philosophers-stone-how-we-cracked-a-400-year-old-alchemical-cipher-167900

Feature on Edgar James Banks:

https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2021/11/feature-vita-edgar-james-banks

Feature on five historic codes that haven't been 'cracked':

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78011/5-historic-codes-yet-be-cracked

Feature on 11 'lost' cities:

https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/social-relevance/11-lost-cities-of-the-ancient-world-that-were-rediscovered-you-probably-didnt-know-551354.html

Feature on all the unexploded ordinance that keeps turning up in Britain:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/akgx55/world-war-2-bombs-manipur-india-britain-japan

Feature on the 'toxic fungus' which may have affected the Salem Witch trials:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/this-hallucinogenic-fungus-might-be-behind-the-salem-witch-trials

Feature on Charles Dickens' antisemitism (and other things):

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/sally-rooneys-israel-boycott-and-charles-dickens-antisemitism-681959

Interesting censorship of Michelangelo's David in Dubai:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/13/1045551509/art-or-censorship-expo-shows-just-top-of-famed-david-statue

... and a feature on David:

https://bigthink.com/high-culture/michelangelo-david-medici/

Suggestion that Columbus' fear of Islam affected his view of Native Americans:

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-10-11/columbus-islam-european-views-crusades-indigenous-americans

... and how he used science and superstition to his benefit in Jamaica:

https://elpais.com/ciencia/el-hacha-de-piedra/2021-10-14/la-hispanidad-y-la-mercancia.html

On attempts to recreate the type of mead known as Bochet:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-make-medieval-mead-bochet

Feature on the origins of Halloween:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/how-halloween-sprang-from-an-ancient-pagan-festival

Feature on the racism behind 'aliens built the pyramids' and other such theories:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/did-aliens-build-the-pyramids-and-other-racist-theories

Feature on tattooing:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/tattoo-historians-and-archives

Feature on reliquaries:

https://daily.jstor.org/whats-in-the-box-the-art-of-reliquaries/

Pondering the world's 'greatest' paintings:

https://www.bbcselect.com/the-worlds-greatest-paintings/

Feature on the Orient Express:

https://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2021/10/07/actualidad/1633618029_798566.html

Oxford is offering courses on a dozen 'rare' Jewish languages:

https://www.jta.org/2021/10/12/culture/from-judeo-greek-to-karaim-oxford-courses-on-12-rare-jewish-languages-aim-to-keep-heritages-alive

Feature on India's 'hidden languages':

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211014-the-man-who-found-indias-hidden-languages

Review of Andrew Blaunder, *Now Comes Good Sailing*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/books/review/now-comes-good-sailing-andrew-blauner.html

Review of Matthew Sturgis, *Oscar Wilde*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/books/review/oscar-wilde-matthew-sturgis.html

More on a Milanese monk's mention of North America 150 years before Columbus:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-italian-sailors-knew-america-years.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/history-science/a-milanese-friar-mentions-north-america-in-1345-text-150-years-before-columbus/
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Criticizing/rethinking Columbus Day:

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/columbus-day-not-holiday-u-s-italian-americans-should-celebrate-ncna1281074

Mexico City has replaced a statue of Columbus with a statue of an Indigenous woman:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/12/1045357312/indigenous-woman-sculpture-mexico-city
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/world/americas/mexico-columbus-statue-indigenous.html

A plaque put up near the Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford isn't going over well:

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/78011/5-historic-codes-yet-be-cracked

Hype for a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune at Statuary Hall:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/14/1045964525/mary-mcleod-bethune-statue-us-capitol-florida-unveiling

The Taliban apparently want to protect the Bamiyan Buddhas:

https://asianlite.com/2021/top-news/once-destroyers-taliban-now-want-to-protect-bamiyan-buddhas/

Latest 'blackface' scandal revolves around a production of Othello:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/arts/music/othello-blackface-bright-sheng.html

... and an OpEd:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/opinion/blackface-michigan-sheng.html

Pondering what Europeans actually discovered:

https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/european-discoveries/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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A study of raising turkeys in the American Southwest:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-delves-role-turkeys-ancestral-pueblo.html

cf: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10816-021-09531-9

Possible evidence of the presence of dogs in Costa Rica, some 12 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-fossil-humans-dogs-america-bc.html
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211012-researchers-say-fossil-shows-humans-dogs-lived-in-c-america-in-10-000-bc
https://www.sciencealert.com/this-fossil-jaw-might-show-humans-and-dogs-lived-in-central-america-12-000-years-ago
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10080-211013-costa-rica-dog

More on humans raising cassowaries:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/prehistoric-people-were-farming-the-worlds-most-dangerous-bird-as-early-as-18000-years-ago/141693
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Secrets of Gold:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/108670/Egypt-inaugurates-temporary-archaeological-exhibition-at-Luxor-Museum-titled-%E2%80%98

Faberge in London:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/11/a-faberge-egg-lost-for-decades-to-be-exhibited/

Unearthing My Past:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/10/13/unearthing-my-past-looks-at-identity-and-diversity/

Colonizing the Past:

https://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/exhibitions/14490

Black Newstead:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-58929076

Poussin and the Dance:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/14/poussin-and-the-dance/

Tut's second shrine has been transferred to the GEM:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/426709/Antiquities/Ancient-Egypt/Grand-Egyptian-Museum-receives-Tutankhamun;s-nd-sh.aspx

The recently-found Ryedale Hoard bronzes have been acquired by a Yorkshire museum:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-58898075
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/north-yorkshire-yorkshire-mars-york-london-b960246.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62458

There's a new Spanish Gallery in Edinburgh:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/14/northern-towns-spanish-takeover

Pondering the long-term effects of Covid on UK museums:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/arts/design/british-museums-recovery.html

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A pair of carved stone sphinxes from an English garden turned out to be ancient artifacts and fetched a nice price at auction:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-58883391
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/egyptian-statues-intl-scli-scn/index.html
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/751/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/751/pub/751/page/46/article/227993

Big bucks for a 16th century maiolica dish:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62445

A Tiepolo drawing found in an attic at Weston Hall will be auctioned:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-58873868

A recently-restored Joshua Reynolds painting is coming to auction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-58916967

Much anticipation for a Van Gogh waterlcolour coming to auction:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58888862
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-15/van-gogh-artwork-looted-by-nazis-to-be-auctioned-in-new-york

Results from that auction of Al Capone-related memorabilia:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58888862

More on the auction of a Shoeless Joe Jackson signed baseball photo:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/us/shoeless-joe-jackson-photo-auction/index.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on the evolution of HepB

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211007145816.htm
https://english.radio.cz/czech-archaeologists-help-scientists-discover-hepatitis-b-affected-humans-pre-8731352
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THE TECHY SIDE
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An analysis of assorted changes in gold production in the Caucasus in three or so millennia BCE:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-98514-7

Studying Late Pleistocene tooth enamel to figure out human rainforest adaptation in Southeast Asia:

https://www.mpg.de/17690538/1014-evan-early-modern-human-from-southeast-asia-150495-x
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-early-modern-human-southeast-asia.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211014141955.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10085-211015-laos-isotopes-teeth

Feature on the coming 'era of technology' for archaeology:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/why-archaeology-will-be-the-next-harbour-for-technology/141637
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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A climate study linking changes in the Antarctic to Maori fires (i think we mentioned the study) is causing controversy:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/14/climate-study-linking-early-maori-fires-to-antarctic-changes-sparks-controversy
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Germany's 'best' towns:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/oct/14/beautiful-buildings-wherever-you-look-germanys-best-towns-and-villages-by-readers

Offa's Dyke:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/oct/14/offas-dyke-path-at-50

More sites are being added to Western Wall Tunnels tours:

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/15/tours-of-western-wall-tunnels-show-new-underground-area-in-jerusalem.html

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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Thomas Mann's piano was played again after a long journey:

https://www.dw.com/en/igor-levit-plays-in-memory-of-thomas-mann/a-59516862

Clara Schumann:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/arts/music/schumann-brahms-philharmonic.html

Feature on Wilhelm Furtwangler:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/arts/music/wilhelm-furtwangler-classical-music.html
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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Looking at the historicity of 'The Last Duel':

https://slate.com/culture/2021/10/last-duel-movie-historical-accuracy.html
https://time.com/6106868/the-last-duel-true-story/
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/15/1045633461/the-last-duel-movie-review
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CRIME BEAT
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Looted items dating back to the 4th century BCE found hidden in a laundry in Foggia (Italian):

https://www.quotidianodipuglia.it/foggia/foggia_droga_reperti_archeologici_lavanderia_san_severo_bari-6250665.html
https://www.lagazzettadisansevero.it/san-severo-in-una-lavanderia-sequestrata-marijuana-e-reperti-archeologici-del-iv-secolo-a-c/

A bust of a team of tombaroli at the archaeological site of Kamarina (Italian):

https://www.lasiciliaweb.it/2021/10/sorpresi-i-tombaroli-catanesi/
https://www.ilsicilia.it/scavi-archeologici-abusivi-banda-di-tombaroli-scoperta-a-ragusa-4-denunce/

A man was arrested for 'damaging' Stonehenge while metal detecting:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-58903052
https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/stonehenge-reportedly-damaged-metal-detector-6056228
https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/19645740.man-arrested-yorkshire-heritage-crimes-stonehenge/
https://www.newsweek.com/man-arrested-treasure-hunting-stonehenge-metal-detector-wiltshire-police-1638965
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10091863/Metal-detectorist-30-arrested-digging-treasure-Stonehenge-possessing-explosives.html

Another Monson Mavunkal fake confirmed/identified:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/copper-plate-manuscript-on-sabarimala-fake-chief-minister-pinarayi-vijayan/article36938574.ece

The Denver Art Museum still has six items connected to Douglas Latchford:

https://www.denverpost.com/2021/10/16/denver-art-museum-pandora-papers-douglas-latchford-cambodian-art/

Mehrdad Sadigh admits he was mass producing fakes for years:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/arts/design/fake-antiquities-mehrdad-sadigh.html

Assorted art trade groups are banding together to prevent looted Afghan artifacts from reaching the Western market:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/11/major-trade-groups-stop-looted-afghan-art-western-market

Interpol marked International Archaeology Day by listing a pile of looted art and antiquities:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/16/looted-art-antiquities-interpol-international-archaeology-day/

More on that BYU professor and grad student identifying Mayan forgeries:

https://universe.byu.edu/2021/10/15/byu-professor-and-grad-student-identify-mayan-forgeries/
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conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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A Neolithic petroglyph of a doe that disappeared years ago has been located in a museum in France:

https://bcfocus.com/the-painting-of-a-neolithic-doe-looted-in-albacete-found-in-a-french-museum/
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-14/hallada-en-un-museo-frances-la-pintura-de-una-cierva-del-neolitico-expoliada-en-albacete.html

Winchester College has recovered a stolen vase after 60 years:

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/19642787.winchester-college-recovers-stolen-vase-60-years/

Cambridge is returning its bronze cockerel to Nigeria:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-58927240

A verdict on that Scythian gold in a Dutch museum is being postponed:

https://tass.com/society/1347961

The British Museum is being encouraged to return some sacred items taken from Ethiopia 150 years ago:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/oct/11/uk-urged-return-religious-treasures-hidden-away-150-years-ethiopia

The Sami people have asked the Queen of Denmark to help get a sacred drum back:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/13/sami-people-norway-ask-danish-queen-to-return-sacred-witchcraft-trial-drum

Germany has agreed to return some 1000 (!) Benin bronzes:

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-intends-to-return-benin-bronzes-to-nigeria/a-59516998

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n41.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n42.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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T. James Luce:

https://classics.princeton.edu/department/news/we-report-great-sadness-death-professor-t-james-luce-may-29
https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-t-james-luce
https://www.themontynews.org/single-post/torry-james-luce-jr-88

Albert J. Raboteau:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/books/albert-j-raboteau-dead.html

Thanasis Kalpaxis:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/13/farewell-to-thanasis-kalpaxis/

Evi Touloupa:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/13/evi-touloupa-has-passed-away/

Diana Walton:

https://nugget.remembering.ca/obituary/diana-walton-1083449041
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3107-audio-news-from-archaeologica-october-3-through-october-9-2021
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

https://www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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